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InterDigital Looks Ahead at the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

November 4, 2016 / IoT, connected vehicle / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

While the development of autonomous vehicle technology has progressed rather rapidly, regulatory requirement development is just starting to progress. GovTech, a top government technology news website, recently featured an article by InterDigital’s Serhad Doken that examines a number of key items policymakers need to consider and gives a peak into a future with autonomous vehicles as widespread reality.  

In the article, Serhad discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation’s AV policy, which was unveiled in September 2016 as the world’s first autonomous vehicle policy. He explains while the policy is definitely a step in the right direction, there are a number of things to consider as the technology evolves. Serhad breaks down some of the additional items for consideration into five categories: testing in different climates and conditions; wireless upgrades; regulations; data; and technology standards. Check out the full GovTech article here.

Another area of consideration for autonomous vehicles, not mentioned above, is safety. Serhad’s colleague Samian Kaur recently covered an approach to potentially improving autonomous vehicle safety in an Industrial IoT 5G article. In the piece, she discusses a multi-sense approach, coined collaborative sensor fusion, that aims to address one of the main limitations of current self-driving technologies – reliance on a single mode of perception. Click here to learn more about sensor data fusion in the full article.  

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